Ok, it was ok. Crazy Celts, organised Romans. With a bit of interbreeding. Still a long way off the magic of Roman Army Heaven that was the first ten minutes of Gladiator.
One peculiar thing: The English look like Klingons !?
For the most part Centurion is what you'd expect from Neil Marshall directing a Roman film - bloody, brutal and downbeat. But despite a respectable overall story and some gory but no doubt realistic battle scenes there are too many sags in the action and the quasi-superhuman Etain especially feels like she's been drafted in from some Bruckheimer film. Fassbender is of course hugely watchable but most of the characters are off-the-shelf archetypes to the extent that it's difficult to care when most are picked off and the end ruins a couple of interesting twists with an implausible final scene.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
- Ótimas cenas de ação;
- Atuação de Michael Fassbender
- Personagens interessantes e únicos;
- Trilha Sonora
- Alguns efeitos especiais acabam prejudicando algumas cenas;
- Morte inexplicável de um dos protagonistas no final.
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It has the trappings of an epic, but it's a more intimate story that nonetheless has excellent action throughout. It's fascinating to see Fassbender right before his career went into the stratosphere. Even still, the "men on a mission" aspects are a little light and the love interest feels weirdly tacked on toward the end of a movie that should probably have a much grimmer ending.
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Four characters stood out the most to me:
A) Fassbender was rock steady as the main Roman player, Quintus Dias. He rallied the ragtag group of soldiers, keeping them…
Although some of the blood effect are bad, especially near the beginning, this is a great swords and sandals movie, with a terrific performance from Michael Fassbender, and some great minor roles from some great British actors, plus I absolutely love Olga Kurylenko and Imogen Poots in this.
The plot seemed pretty non-existent, and the performances were all very average, so watching this has become a blur to me.